The Role of Probiotics in Treating and Preventing Allergies

This continuing education course evaluates the evidence and research surrounding probiotics for individuals at risk of allergic diseases.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the August/September 2022 edition of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Differentiate between pre-, pro-, and synbiotics.
  2. Distinguish three dietary sources of probiotics to prevent or treat allergies.
  3. Explain how maternal use of probiotics can improve peri- and postnatal allergy outcomes.
  4. Assess the most common gut bacterial phyla and genera and describe how they impact the intestinal microflora.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.3, 8.1.4, 10.2.7, 10.2.9
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Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Alexandria Hardy, RDN, LDN, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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